The Gambler featuring Tristan Avery and his leading lady, Emmaline Hunt.
“I promised to protect you, Emmaline, and that’s exactly what I plan on doing. Hate me if you want but I’m not letting you go.”Something in the way he said those words made her think they meant more than the obvious. The look on his face was intense, his hand fisted into her hair held her captive against him and the warmth of his breath against her damp lips caused goose bumps to pimple her skin. “Why?”
He blinked and some emotion she couldn’t name moved in his eyes. His hold on her loosened but he didn’t let go of her. “Because I don’t want to.”
by Lily Graison
Emmaline Hunt only had one thing she could call her own. A piece of land that held a secret not even her drunken stepfather knew about. When he gambles it away in a high stakes poker game, Emmaline does the only thing she can. She tries to steal the land deed back.
Tristan Avery has seen his share of bloodshed while sitting at a gaming table and knows its time to lay low when he wins a wad of cash and a piece of land. Especially after his opponent ends up dead at his feet. High tailing it out of town is his only option but things take a drastic turn when he finds a woman in his hotel room trying to rob him blind.
The botched robbery attempt is only the start of his troubles when Tristan finds his new land occupied by the same girl who tried to rob him. When he realizes he’s left her homeless, and killed her stepfather, his conscience forces him to do the right thing. Taking her to his hometown and setting her up with a new life will make up for all he’s taken from her.
But Emmaline has other plans. She wants her land, and Tristan’s money, and she’ll do whatever it takes to get them. All she has to do is convince him she’s there to stay, outwit him, find a way back home and not let a single soul know she has a gold mine bursting at the seems with untapped wealth.
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